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Volos is a city of Thessaly, built in Pagasitiko Bay, near the site of ancient Iolkos at the foot of Mount Pelion. It is also one of the biggest cities and one of the major ports of Greece. The area of Volos gathers some of the most important Neolithic sites of the entire Balkan peninsula. Archaeological research in the area have brought to light some two Neolithic settlements (7th-8th millennium BC), many of whom continued their activities during the Bronze Age (3000-1500 BC). The most important Neolithic settlements were discovered by archaeologist Chris Tsounta early 20th century, Sesklo and Dimini. The modern city of Volos began to be built outside the old castle shortly after 1830. The favorable geographical position, because of its harbor, contributed to economic development into a center of Thessaly. After the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 and the Conference of Constantinople (1881), Thessaly ceded to the Greek state, and on November 2, 1881, the Greek Army entered the city of Volos. Bringing together all the requirements - capital, labor, enlarged internal market, access to raw materials - Volos prewar evolved to an important industrial center. The main industry sectors were food, metals, tobacco, textiles and leather. The economic boom of the new city of Volos and attracted people of other ethnic or religious groups. It is no coincidence that in Volos Jewish synagogue and a Catholic church, which were built in the early 20th century. Born in Volos, the famous Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico, the son of engineer Evaristo De Chirico.

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Comments (552)

:-)Fiala(-: on April 30, 2012

Super view!L!


Valentine Verchenko on April 30, 2012


beautiful view!

like it

Andrei Matusov on April 30, 2012

Fantastic Landscape great colours a really fine View!!!


lang.irina.maria on April 30, 2012

Very nice photo I like! Welcome. Irina

© Manuele Finali on April 30, 2012

very beautiful photo

cahit Arpacık on April 30, 2012

Nice photo.

LIKE 371

Greetings from Turkey, Cahit.

C haydeé on May 1, 2012

¡Bello paisaje! Me gusta

Un saludo cordial desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

zaferkck on May 1, 2012

Very beautiful photo dear friend


Greetings from Antalya, Zafer

jjpgracia on May 1, 2012

Thanks for your comment. You have interesting pics :)

Goldfoto on May 3, 2012

Nice sight to the Greetings and best wishes from Germany!

pauldeville No views on May 4, 2012

I Thanasis.I like very much.The ligt and the colors are very beautifulls. Geetings from Périgord (France) Jean Paul

You have done wonderful work here. ♣ L ♣ > All the best from Iran, Mahdi

michel brenguer on May 6, 2012

Beau paysage, belle photo !!


Cordialemt. Michel

Mansoor Hooshmand on May 7, 2012

Best photo.

Best wishes.


With respect,Mansoor.

Georgi Todorov on May 7, 2012

Fantastic view!LIKE

Joan Crits on May 8, 2012

Bellíssima estampa!

Tomros - Pano on May 8, 2012

wonderful scene. Like 383.

greetngs, Tomas

ériimi on May 9, 2012

Marvelous landscape! LIKE!

Greetings, Imre

U.A.B. on May 10, 2012

Beautiful photo!

行者无路 on May 10, 2012

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Thanks you for sharing !!!

Best greetings from China !行者无路

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